bootblack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

boot +‎ black

Noun[edit]

bootblack (plural bootblacks)

  1. A shoeshine boy; a person who shines shoes as an occupation.

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Verb[edit]

bootblack (third-person singular simple present bootblacks, present participle bootblacking, simple past and past participle bootblacked)

  1. (transitive) To shine shoes.